1. [syn: flatly, categorically, unconditionally]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flatly \Flat"ly\, adv.
1. In a flat manner; evenly; horizontally; without spirit;
He that does the works of religion slowly, flatly,
and without appetite. --Jer. Taylor.
2. peremptorily; positively; plainly; forthrightly. "He
flatly refused his aid." --Sir P. Sidney.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in an unqualified manner; "he flatly denied the charges"
[syn: flatly, categorically, unconditionally]